Astronomical Typography

Our earliest ancestors, from deep prehistory, gazed up at the sky in awe. We soon determined through repeated observations that the celestial bodies appear to follow prescribed  read more

Making Antarctican

In February of 2016 designer and photographer Alistair Hall tweeted an image of a vintage luggage tag from the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company. I was struck by  read more

Designing Wind

Notes on Designing and Producing the Typeface Wind Hansje van Halem is a graphic designer who works with type. She blurs the boundaries between type and image, between foreground  read more

Botticelli & the Typographers

Sandro Botticelli was born in Florence about 1445. In 1470, aged just 25, and shortly after printing was introduced to Italy, his prodigious talent led him to open his own studio. He  read more

Designing Hebrew Type

Just to be clear from the start: I don't speak Hebrew. When I first started working with Hebrew type, I couldn't tell one letter from another, or even whether the page was right-side-up  read more

TypeParis

TypeParis

In my experience, life presents a fascinating series of opportunities, decisions and challenges, each of which impact us in different ways. Pushing and pulling us in various directions,  read more

Thesaurus

Thesaurus

The concept behind Thesaurus goes back to 2014, when I was finishing my bachelor's degree in visual communications at the Haute École d'Art et Design, Geneva. My final project, 'Genèva',  read more

The Prints and the Pauper

The Prints and the Pauper

In 1450, Johannes Gutenberg entered into an agreement with one Johann Fust, a Mainzer goldsmith and guildsman, to borrow a staggering 800 Rheingulden at 6 percent interest. Gutenberg's  read more

Making Fonts: Proza Libre

Making Fonts: Proza Libre

When I started the development of Proza, I didn’t want to deal with the limitations of a low-resolution rasterizer. As a result, Proza is completely stuffed with diagonal and  read more